As part of the the EU Convince project, a joint European project of EI/ETUCE, the European Federation of Education Employers (EFEE) and the European School Heads Association(ESHA) on democratic citizenship and inclusive education, an online 6-week course entitled “Citizenship and Human Rights Education for Change” will take place from 29 April to 9 June 2019.

This initiative is free of charge and offers teachers, school leaders, other education personnel, and education employers, an opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills in teaching and learning about democratic citizenship, human rights and inclusive education. The course is held in English and French. It combines theoretical knowledge (key definitions, framework and principles) and practical teaching, through an analysis of existing and innovative practices, teaching styles, approaches and methods in these domains.

The course encompasses three modules:

Module 1 focuses on the international and regional definitions and framework in relation to Human Rights Education.

Module 2 looks at specific contexts and issues (such as disability rights and migration) as well as aspects related to inclusive education (such as for instance inclusion of minorities or the preventative role of inclusive education against violence and extremism).

Module 3 deals with the principles of the whole school and a rights-based approach to education. In particular, it stresses the importance of participatory management of the school community, which involves addressing the needs of learners, education personnel and the wider community, not only within the curriculum, but across the whole-school and learning environment.

The online course is coordinated by the Global Campus of Human Rights and is taught by academics and experts drawn from a cross-section of constituencies. The faculty includes, among others: Prof. Léonce Bekemans, University of Padova; Prof. Florence Bénoit-Rohmer, University of Strasbourg; Prof. Paolo de Stefani, University of Padova; Prof. Anja Mihr, OSCE Academy in Bishkek; Prof. Manfred Nowak, Global Campus of Human Rights.

Free enrolment is possible from 25 March until 19 May 2019, please visit : https://eiuc.org/education/e-learning/moocs/eu-convince/how-to-enrol.html

More information and material for the promotion of the MOOC (flyer, video teaser, Tweets, and others) is available on the MOOC webpage.